"In golf, customs of etiquette and decorum are just as important as rules governing play. It is appropriate for spectators to applaud successful strokes in proportion to difficulty but excessive demonstrations by a player or his partisans are not proper because of the possible effect upon other competitors."
"Most distressing to those who love the game of golf is the applauding or cheering of misplays or misfortunes of a player. Such occurrences have been rare at the Masters but we must eliminate them entirely if our patrons are to continue to merit their reputation as the most knowledgeable and considerate in the world."
(Written April, 1967)
Robert Tyre Jones, Jr., (1902-1971), President in Perpetuity
Augusta National Golf Club
Average April temperatures range from highs of 80 degrees to lows of 50 degrees. Hats, cool clothing, and sunscreen should be worn on bright, sunny days.
Facilities for the Physically Impaired
Facilities for the physically impaired are provided. For the safety of all concerned, it is suggested that those using wheelchairs or similar transport use the hard surfaced roads and flat observation areas as much as possible. The grass is often damp and becomes very slippery on sloped areas. As a reminder, those accompanying a physically impaired individual must also have proper credentials.
Cell phones, beepers and other electronic devices are strictly prohibited on the grounds at all times. Cameras are strictly prohibited on Tournament days. Violation of these policies will subject the ticket holder to removal from the grounds and the ticket purchaser to the permanent loss of credential(s).
*Personal bags/backpacks/purses no larger than 10" x 10" x 12" are allowed.
**Cameras are allowed on Practice Rounds days - Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
Please observe all scoreboards/message boards for the WEATHER WARNING sign shown to the right. This sign will appear in advance of inclement weather moving into the area if Augusta National becomes aware of such weather. When the sign appears, you are advised to take precautions even before play is suspended. Suspension of play will be signaled by the sounding of an air horn or similar alert. You should seek shelter immediately upon hearing the alert. During periods of inclement weather, you should avoid the following:
For player safety and protection, there is a NO AUTOGRAPH POLICY enforced on the golf courses for the practice and Tournament days. Autograph seeking is allowed only on the parking lot side of the Clubhouse.
Appropriate clothing and shoes should be worn at all times.
For your personal safety, we ask that you exercise due care at all times. Also, please be reminded that under wet conditions the grounds may become slippery and appropriate precautions should be observed.
No animals or pets are allowed onto the grounds except animals necessary and specially trained to assist or guide the physically impaired.